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Ericsson brings Nobel Exhibition to India on May 29

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, May 18: The internationally-acclaimed, 'Centennial Exhibition of the Nobel Prize' will be thrown open for public at the Vivesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) in the city from May 29.

The three-month 'Nobel Exhibition,' was being brought to India by Ericsson, providers of innovative solutions to communications companies, and the Nobel Museum, supported by the Nobel Foundation.

The exhibition attempts to showcase the philosophy behind the Nobel Prize and information about the Nobel Laureates in all six categories. It would showcase personal items of Nobel Laureates, replicas of Alfred Nobel's will as well as his personal items, films on some of the Laureates as well as information on the creative environment which allowed the Laureates to flourish.

In a release here today, Ericsson India Managing Director Mats Granryd, said ''It is a matter of honour that we are able to bring the Nobel Exhibition to India. Lars Magnus Ericsson, the founder of Ericsson, and Alfred Nobel were contemporaries. Both were successful entrepreneurs on their own right and shared a vision that was broader than any of their peers. We are proud to be partnering with the Nobel Museum to bring the exhibition to India.'' The Nobel Museum, founded in 1998 by the Nobel Foundation, was an established cultural institution based in Stockholm which attracted a growing number of visitors to both Sweden and its international exhibitions abroad.

The first travelling exhibition, The Nobel Centennial Exhibition ''Cultures of Creativity''- was launched in 2001 in commemoration of the centennial of the Nobel Prize and had visited prominent sites such as the National Science Museum in Tokyo (2002), the Rodin Gallery in Seoul (2002), the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (2003), the National Science Center in Kuala Lumpur (2004), the New York Hall of Science (2005), and the British Council in London (2006).

VITM in Bangalore was one of the premier Science Museums of India and was a unit of the National Council of Science Museums under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, the release added.


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